Saturdays With LeAnn

Double Layer Shaker Card

Happy spring, everyone!  Another fabulous weekend is here and I hope you are enjoying some warm spring weather.  I thank each and every one of you for sharing part of your day with me.  I have some wonderful and inspirational projects to share with you today that come from very talented designers.  I hope you take the time to enjoy and create some of the fun projects I have to share with you.

Using Paper Strips To Design Pages By Amy Kingsford

Paper strips from your favorite collections can really showcase a layout, not to mention using up all the scraps from the papers that you love.  They create a great place to start when it comes to creating your foundational layers.  You can be creative and thrifty all at once!  Using rows of strips can provide a backdrop for your photo and will add a lot of vibrant colors to your photo.  In addition to serving as a foundation, the strips also contribute to the tone and theme of the page, helping to tell the story.  Paper strips are a great use for all those paper scraps you just can’t throw away.

Paper Strips To Design Pages

When scrapbooking you can also create a shelf to ground the photographs on your page.  Stacking layers on layers will also give added depth to your page.  I love the four different ways of using strips to create a page foundation that Amy Shares with us: 1) rows, 2) columns 3) brackets and 4) shelves.  Let’s take a look at the detailed information about each one of the steps that Amy shares.  Click here and I will take you over to Get It Scrapped.  Once you see how many looks can be achieved with strips, you will understand why working with strips never grows old.  Jump in and use up some of those strips you are about to throw away. Have fun creating!

Double Layer Shaker Card By Olga Direktorenko

Shaker cards have been quite a popular trend for some time now.  Today I want to take it a step further and show you this beautiful double-layered shaker card.  Olga added some different elements to create her own personal shaker card, along with adding one window positioned right over the other one.  This card really pulls out all the charm of a shaker card.  Wouldn’t you just love to be the one to receive this adorable card?

Double Layer Shaker Card

I instantly fell in love with this charming card and Olga really did a fabulous job creating it. She is totally inspiring and her projects are so creative.  Come with me and I will take you on over to Building Your World where you will see all the different products that Olga used.  She will give you a full step-by-step tutorial on how she created this fabulous card and share her special techniques.  Remember to step outside your traditional style and look at your project in a different way.  Never be afraid to try something new.  Have fun creating!

Distressed Clock Using Stencils By Erika at The Cutting Edge Stencil

Nothing completes the look of your charming country decor than a farmhouse wall clock.  Timeworn and timeless, this lovely clock blends a charming style with a must-have function.  Who would have ever thought that using a stencil would create such a fabulous, distressed clock?  You can personalize the farmhouse clock of your dreams and add your personal style in just a few easy steps.  A clock should not only tell time, but should also double as a beautiful work of art.  Give your walls a splash of antique-inspired charm by creating this fun distressed clock in the style you love.

Distressed Clock Using Stencils

It is amazing that wood from an old fence could create such charming wall decor.  This farmhouse clock has a handcrafted character that will be a great addition to any room in your home.  Come with me over to Cutting Edge Stencils where you will see a step-by-step tutorial on how Erika created her clock.  There is nothing more fun than to turn a piece of wood into something functional and amazing.  I hope this has inspired you as much as it did me.  I can hardly wait to jump in and make one of these.  This would make a great gift for someone.  Keep in mind Father’s Day will be here before you know it; this would be a great gift for that special man.

Mini Cake With Chocolate Raspberry Ganache By Mariah Leeson

They may be small, but that yummy ganache poured over chocolate cake gives these mini cakes big flavor!  These are not only delicious but give a beautiful presentation and will “wow” anyone who eats one.  You know it is a perfect dessert when it gets requested time and time again.

Mini Cake With Chocolate Raspberry Ganache

We all need to treat ourselves once in awhile and this is definitely one perfect dessert.  You will be a big hit at any gathering and you are sure to be asked for your special recipe.  Click here and I will take you over to Giggles Galore where you will be able to write down the recipe and ingredients.  I promise you that this will be one of your favorites.  A big thank you to Mariah for sharing this recipe with us.  Enjoy!

As always, I appreciate being able to spend some time with you today.  I hope you have been inspired by today’s post and that you have a wonderful week ahead of you.  Enjoy the beautiful weather and happy Easter to each one of you!  I will see you back next Saturday.

Sending hugs your way,

LeAnn

 

 

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